PowerToys for Windows XP
Add Fun & Functionality To Windows XP for Free!
Windows XP Home and Professional (Some of these
will work on Windows 98/ME too. So keep reading!)
PowerToys are additional programs
that developers work on after a product has been released to manufacturing. They add fun
and functionality to the Windows experience! In this tip we're going to tell you what
PowerToys are available, what they do, and where to get them. So, here we go!
With new sources of files coming from every direction (such as digital cameras, e-mail,
cell phones, portable media players, camcorders, PDAs, and laptops), SyncToy can help you
copy, move, and synchronize different directories.
RAW Image Thumbnailer and
Are you a serious photographer? Now you can organize and work with digital RAW files
in Windows Explorer (much as you can with JPEG images). This tool provides thumbnails,
previews, printing, and metadata display for RAW images.
This PowerToy lets you use ClearType technology to make it easier to read text on your
screen, and installs in the Control Panel for easy access.
Super-Fast User Switcher
With this PowerToy you can switch between users without having to go through the Logon
Open Command Window Here
This PowerToy adds an "Open Command Window Here" context menu option on file
system folders, giving you a quick way to open a command window (cmd.exe) pointing at the
With this PowerToy, in addition to seeing the icon of the application window you are
switching to, you will also see a preview of the page. This helps particularly when
multiple sessions of an application are open.
This PowerToy gives you access to system settings that are not exposed in the Windows XP
default user interface, including mouse settings, Explorer settings, taskbar settings, and
more. ( A version of Tweak UI is available for Windows 98/ME/2000 too! Click
With this PowerToy you can graph and evaluate functions as well as perform many different
types of conversions.
This PowerToy enables you to resize one or many image files with a right-click.
CD Slide Show Generator
With this PowerToy you can view images burned to a CD as a slide show. The Generator
works on Windows 98/ME machines as well.
Virtual Desktop Manager
Manage up to four desktops from the Windows taskbar with this PowerToy.
Use this PowerToy to magnify part of the screen from the taskbar.
HTML Slide Show Wizard
This wizard helps you create an HTML slide show of your digital pictures, ready to place
on your Web site.
This PowerToy lets you take pictures at specified time intervals from a Webcam
connected to your computer and save them to a location that you designate.
That's a lot of free stuff! Some
of them are fun, some are functional, some are fun and functional. Are you the fun type
like Thundercloud? Or, the functional type like Eightball? Doesn't matter, Microsoft's
PowerToys for Windows XP are for everyone! Click here
to get your PowerToys right now.
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